This week we are privileged to have two exceptional guests on Raising Your Antenna’s Special Inflation Reduction Act 8-Part Series, Mahesh Ramanujam and Sarah Merricks. They discuss how Global Network for Zero (GNFZ) is redefining net-zero strategy and green building certifications to optimize corporate sustainability efforts.
GNFZ focuses on a significant culprit of global emissions: the existing U.S. building stock. Approximately 80 percent of the buildings that will be standing in 2050 are already built, though most net zero goals are aimed at new construction. Listen as GNFZ’s CEO & Founder and Chief Strategy Officer explain why the public and private sectors must prioritize retrofitting and updating existing buildings or risk missing critical climate reduction goals.
Before launching GNFZ, Mahesh served as President & CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), where Sarah served as his Chief of Staff. Following more than a decade USGBC, they founded the GNFZ in 2022 with the ambition of realizing a zero-emissions world by focusing on sectors traditionally difficult to decarbonize.
In today’s podcast, GNFZ addresses:
- Empowering people and organizations to accelerate the realization of a zero-emissions world
- Measuring the ROI of green building sustainable technologies and resonating with investors
- Driving opportunities for the accurate measurement and elimination of a building’s embedded carbon
- Communicating the environmental and economic benefits of retrofitting buildings to be more sustainable to existing property owners